-Pam Scott- It's hard to believe that we are working our way swiftly through fall, yet the nights are getting cooler, the days are noticeably shorter, and the sun is much lower in the southern sky than it was a few weeks ago. After a rocking growing season this year, we are beginning to close down the flower garden for the season, bringing some plants indoors to winter over and letting the rest of the garden go to seed for food and shelter for birds and insects. This is the beginning of a … [Read more...] about Propagating Garden Annuals for Some Winter Gardening Fun
Human nature relishes in caging a fleeting moment. Photographs, videos, or journals capture events that would otherwise erode in the mind over time. The same can be applied when a person looks at a favorite plant that will expire at the season change. Fortunately, those moments of plant bonding (through eating fruits, admiring foliage, etc.) can continue with some easy science. The most common form of propagation (besides the sexual form of seed dispersing) is through the asexual or … [Read more...] about A Cut Above. Act I.
The neverending quest for the perfect seed starter or propagation super soil used to be as daunting as seeking out the Holy Grail. The mercurial rise of innovative gardening coupled with cutting edge scientific soil research has recently produced a cornucopia of first rate soils. One of the best on the market is Premier Pro-Mix BX (call Fifth Season Stores for availability) with Mycorise Pro. Premier is basically a peat based mix with perlite (for aeration) and vermiculite (for water and … [Read more...] about Friday Favorites: Premier Pro-Mix BX with Mycorise Pro